Excerpt: Very good for what it is. I love the colors from the CCD sensor. Sure, this is not an Leica M-9, and should not be compared to one. It is my everyday walkaround camera. And, yes, I do use the optional Panasonic viewfinder which I find I great help for composition and steadying the shots.
Summary: I ordered this camera back in May 2011 and immediately felt like I had made a big mistake. In the past months however, the camera has won me over to the extent that I now call it my number one. I carry it on my belt, and it goes with me everywhere I go. I initially bought it for exactly that reason.
Summary: I have the D-Lux 4. I don't own the D-Lux5 as I could not wait for its release date. But I was able to compare it to the newer D-Lux 5: -Dlux 5 has taller hotshoe mount -1yr Less warranty than the D-Lux 4 -dial is prone to accidental setting change (better on 5 but not much) -Replaced joystick with...
Summary: The Leica D-Lux 5 Digital has exactly what I bargained for - the Summicron f2.0 lens which performs like all the Summicron lenses. It may be one of the sharper image makers too, but no aberration whatever, no flaring, toally uniform rendition at any distance and light conditions.
D Lux 5 color problems and quality control...but fixed.
Richard Fisher "Louisiana Audiophile", Amazon
30 April 2011
Summary: I deleted my 1st review since I now have two D Lux 5's for comparison. Each camera was slightly different from the other. The disparities were two and this is when both cameras were set to factory settings.
Summary: I am a semi-professional photographer. Get paid occasionally, but It is at the very least a full-time hobby. And I also am finishing a B.A. in Photography. I bought this specifically as a "toss in the glovebox" camera to always have with me when I was not around any of my camera gear, and to take...
Summary: My first Leica that is affordable. I was going back and forth between this and the Panasonic LX5 as they are essentially the same camera as I've read. I wanted something for travel and as a backup to my Canon dSLR.
Summary: It's not really the "action-blaster" and speed is not it's thing (unless you use this built-in programs which make me think and consider too much) But in manual mode, ISO 100, just autofocus, it is quite a good camera, especially if you want to be considered as hobby-photographer and don't want...
Summary: This camera is the best thing since sliced bread if you want a great quality camera without the bulk of DSLR, I would give it 5 stars but because Leica completely rip you off on the price I have to knock a star off.